Saturday, November 15, 2008

Demons, Yarn, & Tales

For the past 3 years, 15 artists from around the world have been designing tapestries for a London exhibition, "Demons, Yarn, & Tales" each commissioned to add their unique styles to an age old art form that's over the centuries withered away. 

None of the participating artists had prior experience working with this uncommon medium, but that was part of the fun. How would the artists translate their styles of art whether three-dimensional or watercolor, into a woven design?
Here are just a few the beautiful pieces created for you to enjoy but be sure to check out the Banners of Persuasion to see all the tapestries. 

Julie Verhoeven, Far From the Maddening Crowd

Kara Walker, A Warm Summer Evening in 1863

Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, The Bugs and the Lovers

Wallpaper also posted a quick little video of the construction of the exhibition space that's pretty interesting. 

1 comment:

Allie said...

Oh my goodness. Kara Walker blows my mind. That is an amazing piece. I respect her so much.